Bloomberg Tax
Aug. 21, 2023, 2:31 PM

Massachusetts Construction Surveyors Lose Prevailing Wage Case

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

An engineering firm dodged a lawsuit from two former employees who claimed they were underpaid after Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court found their contracts were not subject to the state’s prevailing wage law.

The former bridge and roadway construction surveyors claimed that BSC Group paid them less than half of the wages stipulated by the Prevailing Wage Act, which sets minimum hourly rates for workers on public projects.

One of the workers was paid between $24.72 and $25.20 per hour but claimed he should have been paid between $64.47 and $68.90. The other worker was paid between $20.60 to $21.63 hourly, ...

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